Philosophers' Way Entrance, Heidelberg

Philosophers' Way Entrance, Heidelberg

The entrance to the Philosopher’s Way, although signposted – at the end of the Alte Brücke (Old Bridge) – is somewhat hidden from view and can be hard to find for non-residents.

Still, if you do find it and follow it, after just a few steps you will end up on the Philosophenweg, passing through one of the finest and most expensive residential areas of Heidelberg – Neuenheim. For the first 700 meters it leads steeply uphill, which may seem a bit strenuous at the beginning.

But rest assured – having overcome this, you'll be rewarded with a most fantastic view over the Heidelberg Castle, Old Town, and the surrounding area, opening from across the river, stretching right up to the Palatinate mountains. Also quite impressive is the sight of Königstuhl viewpoint, accessed by a funicular above the Castle.

To the right and left of the path, the stone benches and especially the Philosophengärtchen invite visitors to linger and savor the scenery.

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Philosophers' Way Entrance on Map

Sight Name: Philosophers' Way Entrance
Sight Location: Heidelberg, Germany (See walking tours in Heidelberg)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Heidelberg, Germany

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